I am ready to bite the bullet and re-rip my CD collection. Previously I ripped it using Windows Media Player and ripped everything to WMA Lossless. That obviously did not work with the Clip+, so I have been re-ripping individual CDs as I wanted/needed them.
After reading these forums, I have decided to re-rip using Media Monkey and rip to FLAC on my hard drive, then have MM convert to WMA for use on the Clip+ (I want to be able to load lots of different music on the Clip+ so that I have music for whatever mood I happen to be in).
So, that being said, I have the following questions…
1. When ripping to FLAC, MM give me the option to set the “Compression Level”. By default this value is “6”. Is this a good setting or would a lower setting be preferable. I am not worried about the amount of disk space that will be used since I can get a good 2TB disk for < $100.
2. Is WMA a good format for using on the Clip+ as far as sound quality and size?
3. When converting from FLAC to WMA, I have the following options, and am not sure what the best settings are:
Type of bitrate, Bitrate, Sample rate and Channels.
Any information would be greatly appreciated.